Two leaders of a leftist organisation were picked up last night, allegedly by police, from the mess they were staying at in Khulna after they posted on social media calling for a symbolic "coffin rally" towards Dhaka protesting the death of writer Mushtaq in custody.
Niyaz Murshid Dolon, convener committee member of Sramik-Krishak-Chhatra-Janata, who was released around 12:30 am claimed that they were picked up by a team of detectives -- accompanied by district commissioner and assistant commissioner of Khulna (North) and officer-in-charge of Khalishpur Police Station.
Dolon also claimed that Ruhul Amin, coordinator of the organisation, remains in police custody.
"The police team raided our mess in Goakhali area in Khulna city around 10pm last night and detained us," Dolon said, adding that they did not show any warrant or state any reason behind the raid even after asking repeatedly.
BM Nurujjaman, deputy commissioner of Detective Branch under Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP), said Ruhul Amin has been sued under the Digital Security Act for trying to destabilize the state, creating social unrest and other reasons. A DB inspector filed the case against him last night.
Ruhul Amin was detained by police in plain clothes last night and later he was shown arrested in the case, said the deputy commissioner.
A process is underway to produce him before court with remand prayer, he added.